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How Often Should You Replace Your Pillow?

Quality sleep isn’t just about a comfy mattress and a serene environment; your pillow matters too.

Over time, pillows accumulate dead skin cells, sweat, drool, hair, dust mites, and oils, potentially causing allergies and skin issues. 

Experts recommend replacing pillows every two years or sooner, depending on the type: memory foam and latex pillows can last 3 years, down and feather 1-3 years, latex 2-4 years, and polyester pillows only 6 months to 2 years.

The right pillow supports your head, neck, and spine, impacting sleep quality. Sleep positions matter, with side sleepers benefiting from voluminous pillows, back sleepers needing concave support, and stomach sleepers requiring thin pillows. It’s crucial to find the right pillow for your individual needs.

If you suspect that your pillow is causing chronic neck pain that’s disrupting your sleep or you wake up every morning with allergies from dust mites, it might be time to take a trip to the store and pick up a new one. Your skin, body, and mind will thank you for it. 

In summary, your pillow matters, and replacing it regularly is essential for quality sleep. 

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